The table below looks at the statistics for .NET skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited .NET over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft .NET (dotNet)
Rank 19 21 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing .NET 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.21% 4.26% 2.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 12.90% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£525 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
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Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
18 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.24% 32.98% 50.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 28
Average daily rate £450 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.33% -21.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £245 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

.NET
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

.NET Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

.NET
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Daily Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET across the Watford region.

.NET Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

.NET
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET.

1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) MVC
4 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) CRM
6 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) Validation
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) 2G
7 2 (15.38%) Nortel
7 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
7 2 (15.38%) Huawei
7 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
7 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
7 2 (15.38%) TDD
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Ajax
7 2 (15.38%) Perl
7 2 (15.38%) C++
7 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) CSS

.NET
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region citing .NET also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited .NET. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) 2G
1 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) 4G
1 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (15.38%) LTE
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) DB2
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 6 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 6 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (7.69%) CRM Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Architect
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 2 (15.38%) Ajax
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (7.69%) Kendo UI
5 1 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (7.69%) XML
5 1 (7.69%) SOAP
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) RIA
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Web Development
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) B2B
5 1 (7.69%) Logistics
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) C#
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Nortel
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) VMware